The aspa table series, by Spanish studio MUT Design for German design brand pulpo, expresses their love of glass and mastery of the use of simple geometric angles. In Spanish, the word aspa translates to “the intersection of straight planes,” with each of the three table sizes using five panels of glass that merge together in the center. Textured chapel glass is affixed to smooth toughened glass panels, embracing the quirky individual bubbles, streaks, and variations that occur during production. The closer each glass panel gets to the center of its respective table, the darker the transparency becomes to
Lighting manufacturer LightArt just released a new collection of lighting fixtures that are made from upcycled plastic waste. The Coil Collection came about after more than two years of research and development with the help of the engineering division of their parent company 3form. The results are a series of matte pendant fixtures made via additive manufacturing that resemble the look and feel of spun pottery.
LightArt founder Ryan Smith set out to discover how the company could turn recycled material into a polished product and they made it happen thanks to material science and design. Much like many companies
Last summer, Taiwanese brand BesoVida took Kickstarter by storm when their campaign was 200% funded in less than 12 hours. What caused the stir? Their line of modern silicone containers that allow you to prepare, cook, and serve food right from the same bowl. Instead of using every pot, pan, and dish you own, BesoVida is designed to transition from cookware to tableware, in addition to its obvious storage capabilities, making your time in the kitchen kept to a minimum. Made entirely of food grade silicone, the lightweight, spill-proof containers are oven safe, microwave safe, freezer safe, and dishwasher safe
Wallpapers are like giant art murals for your home and that is especially true for Habita Wallpaper Studio, an Austin-based company created by Emily Wong who designs hand-painted, sustainably-sourced wallpapers. She turns her sketches into gouache paintings, a traditional method used in textile design. These modern patterns are then printed on clay-based paper that has been sourced from sustainably managed forests.
Her latest, the Novo Collection, is inspired by mid-century designers, like landscape designer Roberto Burle Marx and furniture designer Clara Porset, who mixed clean lines and simple forms with color, rhythm, and traditions of place. Paired with
Lighting brand Koncept first made their debut in 2002, with a plan to design and develop innovative products for home and business that make your life safer, simpler, and greener. Since then they’ve created a line of LED lamps and lighting elements that consumers have embraced. Koncept’s flagship product, the contemporary Z-Bar High Power LED desk lamp with its Z-shaped arm, has earned international attention and accrued a number of awards. It’s even gone on permanent display in Germany’s Die Neue Sammlung museum as a best innovation of the 20th/21st centuries. Other lighting collections from Koncept that we’re especially drawn
Some people might call a collaboration between Semihandmade and Sarah Sherman Samuel a match made in heaven, and we are most definitely those people. The company known for pairing stylish doors with IKEA cabinets and the interior designer launched their first collection in 2018, and recently released their latest – Quarterline.
The Quarterline collection was created to fill the modern aesthetic space between Shaker and full-slab cabinet doors, a minimal design that’s just a quarter of the size of the classic Shaker. It’s the perfect way to personalize kitchen cabinets, credenzas, consoles, and more. Samuel shared that she has